Should I Spend Donuts On the Easter Island God?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Well…superheroes have come and gone and it’s Easter in Springfield!  And nothing says Easter quite like Ol’ Gil in a giant bunny suit….anyone else think he’s channeling Ralphie?

Anywho…so Ol’ Gil’s in town and just what is he offering this time?  Well…for a limited-time (ie until, Tuesday 4/7) you can purchase one of the items Gil picked up on his Polynesian travels..the Easter island God.  The Easter Island God is an all new decoration for your Springfield.

Now I’m sure you’re wondering…”is this something I should take Gil up on?  Or am I better off saving my donuts for something better?”  Well…before you hit that confirm button, let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this stone head to YOUR Springfield!

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Decoration: Easter Island God
Cost:
100 donuts
Size:
3×3
Bonus %:
3% on all cash and XP
Conform-O-Meter:
Vanity +1000
Unique: 
Yes, only 1 per Springfield.

Pros
-Animated when tapped (pretty funny animation, as the head comes to life)
-Offers a nice bonus%
-Comes with a small questline (see details of it below, there’s a quest for Homer, Rev. Lovejoy and Kirk)

Cons
-Overpriced, IMO, for what it is/does.
-Only improves Vanity, one of the easiest Conform-O-Meter requirements to max out

Final Thought:
Premium
Honestly, I’m still on the fence with this one.  However, I do think I’m leaning towards no.  It’s ok looking & the questline (and bonus %) help, but I’m just not thinking it’s something I have to have in my town.  So if you’re a premium player this is one I’d advise you to buy strictly because you like the look of it.  Don’t do it for the bonus % (or the vanity points) because there are far better premium items you can pick up that will give you greater of each.

Freemium
Pass on this one.  While the bonus % offered is nice, it really adds no significant impact to your town.  Plus I really think he’s overpriced, for less donuts you can buy 2 Jet Engine Bikes (40 donuts each) and get a 4% bonus multiplier total (2% each).  So I do think this is a pass if you’re a freemium player.

Of course in the end it’s your decision, we can only tell you what we would/wouldn’t do…and I can tell you this is one I’m still on the fence about.  Just remember…whatever you decide this IS Limited-Time so be sure to make your decision before Gil leaves Springfield on at on Tuesday 4/7!


 

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Here’s a look at the questline/dialogue that will appear if you purchase this Rock God…

Easter Island
Lisa starts

Lisa: It’s nice to have different cultures represented here in Springfield.  This place is usually so yellow washed…
Easter Island God: And now you can spend the Easter holiday worshipping me!  The god of Easter!… island.
Lisa: I supposed adding another take on Easter isn’t going to hurt anything.  The candy companies will be happy to have something else they can commercialize .
Easter Island God: I can even fit into the current Easter culture.  See I even dropped a few eggs!
Homer: Woohoo!  Chocolate I hope!
Easter Island God: Uhhh, I highly doubt they’re chocolate.
Make Homer Search for Easter Eggs– 12hrs, Earns $600, 150xp
Homer: There’s something funny about these eggs. Shut up, Brain.  Never question stomach.  *chomp*

The Godhead
Rev Lovejoy starts

Rev Lovejoy: Um, excuse me Mr…Island?
Easter Island God: Please, just call me God.  Or your Lord and Savior Godhead, for short.
Rev Lovejoy: About that, we sort of feel like Easter already has one God story and we’re pretty sure the one is enough.  So…
Easter Island God: But my story is so much better.  I forced my people to make stone idols in my honor and worship them until they depleted all of their resources and died.  The end.
Rev. Lovejoy: Perhaps if you offered some sort of unified dogma or moral code to live by.
Easter Island God: I do.  “BUILD STONE HEADS!” Next question.
Make Reverend Lovejoy Suffer a Headache– 12hrs, Earns $420, 100xp
Lisa: For an island deweller, this bossy stone god is definitely not Jimmy Buffet material.  And I can’t ignore that Easter Island was a humanitarian and ecological disaster.
Easter Island God: Oh sure, blame me for that when the entire world is doing the same thing.  If anything we were ahead of the curve.
Lisa: Ugh, convincing you is like trying to squeeze blood from a stone.
Statue: Is that a threat?

 

Kirk Van Gogh
Kirk starts

Kirk: It’s not every day that I get a job offer from a real god!  Or a job offer.  What’s my job title gonna be?  High Priest?  Bishop?  I’ll even take a simple, non-sarcastic Father.
Easter Island God: Ha!  You? A Father?!  Don’t make me laugh.
Kirk:…I do have a son.
Easter Island God: This being Lord thing hasn’t been as lucrative as I hoped.  So I’m going with my fallback career – Slum Lord.  I need you to be my rental agent.
Kirk: Convincing desperate people to make bad decisions is something I do everyday!  Well, not so much people as person.  And that person is me.
Make Kirk Advertise Slums– 12hrs, Earns $420, 100xp


 

What do you think of the Easter Island Statue?  Your thoughts on Gil bringing it to town?  Did you purchase it?  Where have you placed it?  Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!

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35 responses to “Should I Spend Donuts On the Easter Island God?

  1. Lenroy Changkins

    Ah hmm 60 donuts after rebate 2017 Easter. I’m thinking about it but may just pass …

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  2. First time this was offered, I didn’t have nearly enough donuts for it, and wasn’t going to spend money just to get it. But now it’s back, and I could easily get it, so I’m tempted. I’ve always been interested in ancient feats of stonework. I do kind of wish it was the full figure rather than just the head, though. It’s been known for years that the heads have bodies that were buried by time.
    Yeah, I need to ponder on this one. My donuts won’t last long if I keep buying overpriced stuff just because I think it’s cool in real life.

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  3. Isn’t Kirk’s last name supposed to be Van Houten instead if Van Gogh. Did I miss something?

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  4. Hmm… I taped on one in a neighbor’s Springfield and it didn’t do anything. I assumed it wasn’t animated, but now I read that it is animated. Either way, I think I’m going to pass on it.

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  5. I saw this in a friend’s town and really liked it (had a ton of books on Easter Island as a kid!) but the 100 donuts were making me pause. Then I got the free Easter donuts and went for it, pretending it was just 80 which seems much more reasonable to me. I’m really happy with it! I just started the Rev Lovejoy bit of the quest and the BUILD STONE HEADS made me laugh. It looks cool and is a better percentage to donuts buy than the whale which I also have (I bought my first donuts specifically to buy the whale, I tap on him every time I pass him, I call him Whaley, no regrets 😉

    Cypipes’ post also made me take the plunge and buy the Natural History Museum – I can wait a bit longer for Lurlene 🙂

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  6. I’m surprised that this won’t go on a Squidport tile. My plan was to put it on a solo tile in the middle of the water, as that’s the closest thing I can see to an island that’s not a decoration. I’m also surprised that from what I see, it will only go on the lower half of my beach. I think I’ll pass…

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  7. Someone stole my burrito™

    This would look great with all of the tropical stuff, but I can’t spend 100 donuts. That’s just way too much. It’s a little cute decoration. 😦

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  8. I bought this! Very happy with it!

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  9. I grabbed him. I think he looks great right next to the beach house!

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  10. wkratcliff161

    Not sure where this comment should go so I’m putting it here. What is up with the new pricing scheme for buildings. If it is to prevent farming then a big BOO!!! Does EA think this will force people to spend donuts for Springfield “Cash”? The first TSTO tutorial i read said that was a major don’t. So all I see is frustrating people to the point of quiting the game at some point when costs are too high and cash is too hard to get. Again BOO!!! EA, BOO!!!

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    • Don’t worry – farming isn’t necessary to do well in this game, especially if you have the time to send characters on short-duration tasks and you have maximum neighbors and visit them daily (once you max out your FPs, you get TRIPLE the money and XP for visiting them, which really adds up!). I never house farmed and have done quite well without it.

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    • Sandra is oh so right! I started playing a little over a year ago. I never house farmed, just took my time to play and built things as I could. Yes, it was sometimes a struggle as the price on required buildings went ever higher. I felt like I’d never ever have enough money for anything! But after about 6-7 months of playing I was all caught up level-wise. And one day it seemed in-game cash was suddenly alot easier to aquire (around level 30 or so) Now I have 13 million in my bank and can buy pretty much what I want when I want it. But I still take my time and p!ay slowly…I haven’t even begun the level 49 and 50 quests yet. I’ve gotten the most enjoyment from TSTO by not rushing through anything. Just take your time, the game isn’t going anywhere, and suddenly you’ll have loads of in game cash generating through regular gameplay.

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  11. I want to applaud EA for coming out with a new & clever decoration, but I think the Easter Island Tiki should have been a friendship quest item vs an overpriced Premium item (I would have tapped away daily to earn this & visited Neighboreenos enthusiastically).

    I agree that 100 donuts is too much for a 3×3 sized item (that should be going for 25 – 30 donuts). I guess later this year Tappers will probably find this item available via the 6 donuts Mystery Box (sorry Gil, but no bueno).

    2015 is not over, so who knows what surprises Tappers will get this year 😉

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  12. Just got Blue Haired Lawyer for 6 donuts. First try on the mystery box. So happy!!!! 🙂

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  13. Off topic but nice job on the new site banner. Cute! 🙂

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  14. I had to get him – he welcomes you to my Museum of Natural History:)

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  15. CentralCali559

    Pass! Costs way too much for what it does.

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  16. Whenever I see an aku, I always think of this great song: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ibiS26Tky40

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  17. kimberlyah794

    It’s a pass for me. Too much for too little. I’d rather buy a character, even with the bonus percentage.

    What *I* want to know is how Ol’ Gil managed to afford a trip to Easter Islands in the first place? The there’s the transportation costs of the statue. I think Gil has been pulling the wool over our eyes about how poor and desperate he is….

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  18. Think i’ll pass and get the beach house instead, if i can aquire another 11 donuts before time expires

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  19. Wait six months or so and watch it appear in the burns mystery box.

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  20. Van Gogh huh? Artsy for a Van Houten

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  21. I was incredibly close to buying the Head, until I saw that it’s 3×3. Bonus is nice, but that seems small for such a high-priced item.

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  22. I passed on this, but it reminds me of Night at the Museum series. 🙂

    Still makes me smile; hopefully a friend on my friends list will have it 😀

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  23. Maudlin Monarch.

    If this ended up an item that could be won in a mystery box, I would happily take it. I have enough Klav Kalesh stands to turn the rivers green again with all their Mountain Dew.

    But lemme get a Lard Lad Doughnut store 1st! C’mon!!

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